Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mission Success!

Success! Good news everyone! I have successfully gotten my Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chest Edition! I picked it up and Fry's and everything ended up working out.

I hope that many of you have successfully picked up copies of the ULCE at Fry's.  I have heard of many on the Borderlands 2 Gearbox forums that had gotten one from Fry's, and I am happy to have helped out.

If you are still looking for a loot chest edition, check out Amazon. I just got an alert that they are in stock, and that they are.  For all consoles they have ULCE all priced normally at $150. And they are being sold by Amazon. I'm not sure if these are the copies that people returned or cancelled, but whatever the case, there are still some amount left!

So act fast, as there is no telling how fast they will be gone (again).

I have been able to play Borderlands 2 for just 3 hours, but so far it is beyond my comprehension of awesomeness. They made the next best things to Borderlands 1, and that is a sequel that goes above and beyond. From new enemies to old enemies that have been enhanced and varied, to all the new procedural grenades, heads and skins and the GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS. So many new types of guns, all sorts of craziness.

I was also worried I would not be able to play with PhysX. I had seen the videos of it, and ever since I have been praying I would be able to run it. It seems that I was worried for nothing, as it runs fine with the graphics up all the way and PhysX on High.

I really really really enjoy watching the PhysX physics. It is absolutely incredible. The videos they made demonstrating the physics does not do it justice at all. It is when you are in an intense firefight, and there is sparks, corrosion goo, debris, smoke and such flying around everywhere, it is incredible.  Oh and the blood. It is great to see the blood spurt out of an enemy, then pool up next to their body. Every once and a while I have to stop, and shoot a dead body for a while, just to watch the blood pool up. The PhysX physics really enhances the game a lot, and is something really incredible.

So yes, Borderlands 2 is as amazing and more amazing than I could have ever expected.  So everyone enjoy Borderlands 2! And your lootchest! If you don't have one, rush on over to Amazon!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oh, but Fry's!

Just a couple days ago, I received another phone call from the Fry's software rep with some great news.  They said that the Fry's store just got allocations for the ULCE.  They then asked if I would like to have one, happy day!

So if any of you have pre-ordered  from Fry's, be sure to call them up and try to see if they have allocations, and if you can get one. There is still hope!

Oh and, 5 MORE DAYS!

Frys Frys Frys

So about a month ago I was able to contact Fry's directly via email, and I queried them, told them my story, and asked if it was too good to be true.  They responded that it was completely true, that they did have the ULCE's and that they would have their Head Software Representative call me, to clear out some details.

So I got a call a couple days later, and the rep had bad news for me.  They had contacted all their superiors and everything, and they found no actual allocations for the ULCEs.  So I was then out of my pre-order.

So, I lost the remaining hope I had left on getting a ULCE (without paying a ridiculous price, see the last post).  So that is why I am a bit late posting the news on my blog.

Even though this has happened, I have lost no respect for Fry's Electronics. I still think it is a really great store to go to, to browse their large selection of video games, movies, music, computer parts and the rest of the electronic goodies.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Resellers

So for a while there have been people selling the Borderlands 2 ULCE pre-orders on ebay. These sellers are people who saw that the ULCE was selling fast, decided to buy a couple extra, to sell at high prices later for a profit. I could rant and rave all about this, but I'll try to keep my opinions out of this, unless anyone really wants to hear them.

So if you are still without a pre-order on the ULCE, then you still have a chance. Just today they have started reselling them on Amazon too. So if you would rather buy one on Amazon instead you can head on over there.

Still no news on if the Fry's pre-orders are legit or not. Mine hasn't been cancelled, so there still could be hope. I will be sure to post if I have any news.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I am really hoping that the pre-order I got at Fry's Electronics will go through. It was just a bit odd that they had them up a month after they sold out everywhere else. The pre-order also popped up on their website for pre-orders, but were removed in a couple days. 

I am wondering if there weren't many people buying them in the store, so they still had some left. Maybe they then put it up on their website, and those who were still looking online for a Ultimate Loot Chest Edition snatched them up, therefore them disappearing from the website so fast.

This is just all my hopeful speculation. There is some good news though, a Gearbox Employee is checking the situation with Fry's out! See here. Hopefully this will clear things out, if the Fry's ULCE pre-orders are legit or not. I am really hoping they are. I will post here as soon as there is  more news.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


So it looks that play-asia has some pre-orders for the Borderlands ULCE still. If you have yet to get a pre-order here is possibly one of the remaining chances to do so here.

I am going to pre-order from play-asia too, just in case the Fry's pre-order falls through. I have yet to hear from 2K yet, hopefully they will be able to explain if Fry's could be selling it or not. If the Fry's one sounds like it will go through, then I will just cancel the play-asia one. Good luck to anyone else trying to get one! Also this version is PS3.

Thanks to user Xboxygenic Oxymoron from the Gearbox Borderlands 2 forums for the link.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Frys!..wait, Frys?!?

So today I was at Frys, for no apparent reason. Who doesn't want to go to a place that has electronics and fun things galore from time to time? As I went to check out the video game selection I notice they have some flyers posted up for pre-orders. And guess what they had posted up. Yea, I couldn't believe it myself.  "Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chest Edition" it said, "Pre-order Now!" it said.  At first I thought it was some cruel joke that they posted this a month after it quickly sold out. So I decided it is well worth trying to get one, why would they have the flyer up if they didn't have any? So I asked one of their associates if I could get a pre-order on it for PC. Then he proceeded to print me out a reservation sheet for it. I took it to the cashiers and I payed for it. So now I have payed for it, and I have a receipt. So it seems pretty solid in gold, but who knows. I am pretty optimistic about it though.

So if you are still looking to get a pre-order on the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition, for PC, Xbox, or PS3, head on over to your local Frys Electronics.  I checked their online site, and they had none posted.  I am wondering if they are only doing them in store, if that is the case, it must be why they actually have them left in stock.  I am guessing most people who have pre-ordered have done it online. All of the other retailers allowed it; Best Buy, GameStop, Amazon and the such.  But it seems since Frys did not post them online, people didn't figure to check if they had any in store. So run quickly to your nearest Frys, if you have one that is. Maybe I just got lucky, but I never would of thought of checking Frys if they had any, so it's worth a shot for anyone else. Good luck to all.